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Nintendo not turning on after charging battery

Unable to turn nintendo ds on ,Even though battery is fully charged ,My other son has also got a ds lite and i have swithched batteries but this has not resolved issue .Appreciate any assistance

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  • meehan_david Apr 23, 2010

    Green light appears but that is all sorry i should have stated this ,screen is still blank ,Appreciate any further assistance



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If the unit does not turn on at all (no green light) then the chances are you have blown the F2 fuse...

This fuse is internal and is less than 2mm wide on its longest length.

If you have a warranty I would suggest you send it off for repair, if not you can either find a good repair service on the net (such as ebay) or repair it yourself.

If you do decide to go down the D.I.Y route you will need a few specialist tools and some good soldering skills. As I said before the fuse is very small and so you will need a steady hand to replace it.

All the tools and parts can be found on ebay... If you would like some info on where the fuse is, what tools you will need and how to go about replacing it then click on my name to get to my profile page... from there you will see a list of guides I have written, all the info you should need will be in them.

If you need any further help or advice please feel free to contact me and I will help you out as best I can.


Posted on Apr 23, 2010

  • sod696969 Apr 24, 2010


    Had the unit been dropped at all?

    Does it rattle if shaken?

    When you take out the battery have a look at the bottom left had side of the battery compartment... you will see a little bit of square paper stuck there. If the paper is pink or partially pink then the unit has received water damage... Although it may never have been put in water using it i a damp area such as a bathroom or a room suffering from damp can cause the same problems. If the square piece of paper is white with red spots there is no water damage.

    If it is water damage there is little you can do about it apart from replacing the entire motherboard/ send it off for repair (they too will replace the motherboard).

    If the unit rattles when shaken then chances are the L2 component has come loose... this is very easy to repair, all you have to do is solder it back on... For the location of the L2 component click on my name and look for the fuse replacement guide.., In this guide there is a photo with the locations of various parts/ components.

    Even if the L2 component seems to be secure sometimes a crack in the solder securing it can cause this issue you are esperiencing, it is a good idea to resolder/ reseat the L2 component to see if it resolves the issue. This is very easy to do, simply hold the soldering iron tip onto the solder so it melts then remove the iron to let it solidify again, do this on both ends.

    If none of these options help then please get back to me and I will continue to help as best i can.




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